Usually, a cold shower and long walk cause your hand and foot muscles to twitch. Although twitching muscles is a normal thing when it happened without any reason then there is a 90% chance that you are suffering from Spasticity.
The muscle network in fibro patients is already very weak because of the chronic illness itself which makes twitching muscles more in fibro patients.
What Is Spasticity?
Spasticity is a wide term mostly used to relate to all muscle problems. It can include every muscle’s Problems like muscles twitching, muscles stiffing, muscles clenching, etc. It can also include hyperreflexia.
Hyperreflexia is a name of muscle problem in which you can’t control power over your body. In simple words, you can’t figure out what exact energy is needed to lift or hold something. The main problem caused by muscle twitching is that if it happens too often then there is a greater chance that your muscles might be in this state forever.
According to the medical community, the main reason for muscle twitching is a malfunction in the nervous system which actually controls muscle movement. Fibro patients have a disturbed nervous system that’s why fibro patients have more muscle twitching.
How It Is Related To Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia patients find their muscles twitching more than a normal person but what exactly is the reason for this? The reason is the root cause of fibromyalgia. The main reason for muscle twitching is the malfunction in the nervous system.
It is common that pain comes from the brain. If I stub my toe then I feel pain but if I have paralysis and my foot is paralyzed then I can’t feel my pain because my foot is not connecting with my brain. Similarly, the pain of fibromyalgia is triggered by the Brain. So, just like pain Spasticity is also triggered by the brain, and then it moves to our central nervous system.
Fibromyalgia patients feel Spasticity on trigger points. There are 18 trigger points in fibromyalgia patients which causes more pain. Trigger points also seem to be related to the central nervous system, that’s why fibromyalgia patients feel more pain in the trigger points than the rest of the body.
How Can You Treat It?
The very first solution is to use medication. Botox Injections are the most effective ones these days in order to get rid of the twitching of muscles. Also, try to keep your body warm, cold hands and feet also cause muscle twitching.
The very next solution is to get surgery. If your fingers are changing shapes because of twitching then you can consult a doctor and go for surgery. In surgery, doctors usually cut the fibers that actually cause the twitching.
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